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"Graphic Design: John Melin"
1999-10-30 until 1999-12-13
John Melin, together with his partner, Anders Osterlin, was
one of the advertising gurus of the 60s and 70s. He became
famous particularly for creating Moderna Museet’s first
graphic profile. The ideas were John’s, the drawing, Anders
Osterlin’s, but they worked as a team and were actually
called ANDEN and HANDEN – THE SPIRIT AND THE HAND.
This exhibition includes posters, books and catalogues as
well as cardboard packaging and paper cartons – all
unmistakable Melin creations.
Among the catalogues are
the catalogue for HON (SHE) by Jean Tinguely and Niki de
Saint–Phalle, the Andy Warhol catalogue and the
remarkable THE MACHINE, which is in sheet metal for the
exhibition of the same name which took place at the
Museum of Modern Art in New York. Worth special mention
among the posters is one for Moderna Museet with a text
printed in moist glue sprinkled with cress seeds. It was
quite an experience to see it sprout, grow green and then
Curator: Ragnar von Holten.